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Diabetes doubles risk of postpartum depression

Women with diabetes have nearly double the risk of developing depression during pregnancy or in the months after childbirth than non-diabetics, a new study finds.

Researchers at the School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School analyzed health records of more than 11,000 low-income women enrolled in New Jersey’s Medicaid program. Their study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reports that 15 percent of women with diabetes experienced depression during or after pregnancy, compared with 8 percent of women without diabetes.

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